Overdrive: BMW X5; Ghosn stumbles; Ford buys railway station; Capturing Route 66

Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that investigates matters to do with motoring and transport.

I’m David Brown

And in the program this week we look at news stories with David Campbell

  1. Chairman of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Arrested
  2. Ford plans construction on Michigan Central Depot by year’s end
  3. Waymo paid autonomous taxi service could launch in December
  4. Government-subsidised plug-in cars may never have been charged
  5. 1915 Ford Model T somehow survived the California fires
  6. Skoda Aims to double sales in Australia


We road test the just released BMW X5 large SUV

And Errol Smith, Brian Smith and I take a lively look at some weird and wonderful news stories about cars and transport.

  1. Capturing Route 66 on film before it’s gone
  2. Jaguar F-TYPE Rally Cars Celebrate 70 Years Of Sports Car Heritage
  3. SpaceX’s Starman Roadster has ventured past Mars orbit


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So, here’s the news


Originally broadcast 24 November 2018.

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